Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man
Real Name: Colonel Steve Austin
Occupation: Secret agent; former astronaut
Affiliations: OSI; Jaime Sommers (a.k.a. the Bionic Woman); Oscar Goldman; Rudy Wells; Bigfoot
Enemies: Barney Miller (a.k.a. The Seven Million Dollar Man); Bigfoot
Known Relatives: Jaime Sommers (wife)
Base of Operations: U.S.A.
First Appearance: Cyborg (novel by Martin Caidin)
Other Appearances: Six Million Dollar Man (TV series), Bionic Woman (TV series)
Powers/Abilities:Thanks to his bionic limbs Steve can run at around sixty miles an hour, and lift weights impossible for normal men. His a bionic eye grants him telescopic vision.
History: "Steve Austin, astronaut, a man barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him, we have the technology. We have the capability to make the worlds first Bionic Man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better. Stronger. Faster."
Steve Austin was a former astronaut who was severely injured when his experimental plane crashed. He lost his legs, his right arm and his left eye in the crash, and his life was only saved by extensive bionic surgery, performed at the behest of the U.S. government, who were looking for a test subject for the new technology. Now equipped with state of the art mechanical replacements for his missing appendages, he works as a special operative for The Office of Scientific Intelligence (OSI), a covert branch of the US government.
During his adventures he encountered a number of unusual threats, including the rogue Seven Million Dollar Man, Barney Miller, and Bigfoot, a bionic android working for aliens. He reported to Oscar Goldman, and was romantically involved with Jaime Sommers, the Bionic Woman.
Comments:Played by Lee Majors in the long-running TV show, based on the novel. Oscar was played by Richard Anderson. In the forthcoming movie adaption he will be played by Jim Carrey (shudder).
His bionics were designed by Dr. Rudy Wells (played by Martin E. Brooks), who also created the Seven Million Dollar Man, the Bionic Woman, Max the bionic dog, and a bionic boy.
Thanks to David Spence for the Jim Carrey information.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Six Million Dollar Gran, robot granny
Buytonic Boy, superpowered agent for the Ever-So-Secret-Service
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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